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Electoral bonds will continue to be sold during the five state assembly elections; Supreme Court decision

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Electoral bonds will continue to be sold during the five state assembly elections; Supreme Court decision

New Delhi: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the sale of electoral bonds in the run-up to elections in the country. That petition has been quashed by the Supreme Court. The petition was filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms a few days back.

It was said in the petition. Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan represented ADR in the Supreme Court. The apex court had earlier agreed to give its verdict on April 1. The new set of electoral bonds will be sold on April 1. Therefore, Prashant Bhushan had asked the apex court to hear the petition as soon as possible. Now, in ruling on the petition, the Supreme Court has rejected the demand for a stay on the sale of electoral bonds and dismissed the petition itself. & Nbsp;

Persistent doubts over electoral bonds
Transparency in election funding The Modi government had introduced electoral bonds in January 2018 to bring & nbsp; These electoral bonds are issued four times a year in the four months of January, April, July and October. The central government had claimed that electoral bonds would curb the use of black money in elections. However, many doubts are still raised about this. The Central Information Commission (CIC) had clarified in December last year that it would not be possible to disclose the details of who paid political parties through electoral bonds. & Nbsp;

A petition was filed with the Central Information Commission (CIC) seeking disclosure of who and how much money was paid to political parties through electoral bonds.

The CEC had earlier clarified that such information was not in the public interest. This raises the question of accountability and which political parties receive how much funding. & Nbsp;

This information is confidential
Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra had earlier stated that The petition does not appear to have any concrete public interest in making public the private right between the giver and the receiver. So the privacy rights of the two cannot be violated.

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